Amazon is facing a European Commission anti-trust investigation into how it uses sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace.
Springer Nature is extending its content sharing pilot with site ResearchGate, originally launched in March, with a new phase that will see the publisher roll... Read more
Audible is launching a fiction podcast featuring original short stories from writers including Daisy Johnson, Eimear McBride and Liv Little.
Academic publisher Emerald has made live its rebuilt Emerald Insight digital research platform, which aims to make scholarly communication "easier and more engaging", in a development that represents... Read more
The book world is “sleepwalking into oblivion” if there are not changes to the terms under which e-books are made available to libraries, a chief librarian... Read more
Wiley has acquired Zyante, a provider of computer science and STEM education courseware, for $56m.
Audiobook streaming service BookBeat has launched in 24 new European markets, making the service available in 28 countries overall.
Ckbk, a new digital subscription service billed as “Spotify for cookbooks”, is launching for the professional market with licences in place with publishers and big... Read more
The jury is out on the road ahead for Intelligent Assistants like Alexa and Siri, with the potential for customers to abandon the voice search... Read more
Hachette UK has launched a partnership with titleShare, an app allowing reviewers, bloggers and vloggers access to audiobooks in advance.
Graham Norton, Stephen Fry and Elizabeth Day are among the authors taking part in this year’s Love Audio Week, as a survey shows more than... Read more
Independent bookshops and wholesalers Gardners are adopting a new technology to help book-buyers discover which physical copies are located in bookshops near them.... Read more
Indie publisher 404 Ink has sold audio rights of Chris McQueer’s award-winning Hings, and follow-up HWFG, to Audible.... Read more
Rachel Mallender, group audio director at HarperCollins, is leaving the publisher to join Blinkist, a platform that summarises non-fiction books into 15 minute text and... Read more
Audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio UK and HarperCollins have received a string of nominations in this year’s New York Festivals Radio Awards.... Read more
Issue No 5850
Friday, July 12 2019
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